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Truck Apparently Didn't Brake Before Hitting Bus

Bus braked, swerved before horrific head-on collision

(Newser) - There's no sign that the FedEx truck involved in Thursday's horrific crash braked before hitting a bus carrying high school students to a college tour, according to NTSB investigators probing the accident. A spokesperson says the truck left the southbound lane "at a 10-degree angle from its... More »

Witness: Truck on Fire Before Hitting Bus

Driver of sedan says flames were visible as driver crossed median

(Newser) - A woman who had what may be the best view of a FedEx truck before it smashed into a bus insists on a jarring detail—the truck was already on fire before the accident. "It was in flames as it came through the median," Bonnie Duran tells KNBC-TV... More »

Missing Identical Twin Among Bus Fatalities

Her sister was on a different bus to Humboldt State

(Newser) - Marisol and Marisa Serrato were identical 17-year-old twins who rarely spent time apart and planned to attend college together. That's why the two of them skipped their prom to join a group visiting Humboldt State University this week, reports NBC News . Marisol's bus arrived at the school without... More »

Newly Engaged Couple Among Bus Crash Victims

Investigators say it could take months to figure out what happened

(Newser) - Authorities still don't know what caused a FedEx truck to smash into a tour bus yesterday on a California highway, but they cautioned that the investigation could take six months, reports the Sacramento Bee . The death toll remains at 10, including five high school students who were on their... More »

Horrific Crash Kills Teens Headed to College Tour

10 dead, including FedEx truck and bus drivers

(Newser) - At least 10 people have been killed and 35 injured in a horrific three-vehicle crash in northern California involving a FedEx truck, a tour bus carrying high school students, and a Nissan Altima. The California Highway Patrol says the truck crossed a median and slammed into the bus on the... More »

Teen Dies in Crash on Road Dedicated to Dad

His father died in Afghanistan two years ago

(Newser) - From the tragic coincidence department: A South Carolina teen was killed in a car crash yesterday—on a stretch of highway that happened to be dedicated to his father, a local National Guard member killed in Afghanistan. Aaron Shawn Hill, 18, was driving with several other students when he was... More »

Rescuers Battle Bees After Deadly Crash

Collision kills 2, frees millions of bees

(Newser) - Emergency crews had to battle through clouds of bees after a big rig carrying 17 million bees was involved in a deadly four-car pileup on a Minnesota highway yesterday. One person died at the scene and another died later in a local hospital. Rescue workers suffered stings as they tried... More »

59 Vehicle Pile-Up Shuts Highway

100 injured but none seriously

(Newser) - A New Hampshire highway was shut down yesterday when 59 vehicles, including three buses and two tractor trailers, piled into one another in a snowstorm. Interstate 93 was closed for several hours as 100 injured people were treated at the scene, reports the Manchester Union Leader. Some 15 people were... More »

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